Need a little treat to add some spooky “Chiqueness” to your Halloween celebration? I saw these funny bones on Pinterest and figured they looked easy enough for me to try. I also needed a fun recipe that the boys would enjoy. What kid doesn’t like pretzels, marshmallows and white chocolate? The perfect salty sweet confection.
My ever so “Chique” girlfriend was hosting her annual costume party on PJ’s birthday, so it was the perfect addition to her ghostly gathering. Our usual go to trick or treat sweet is this, which was definitely not gruesome enough for her affair. The edible bones were a better companion to her “3D Bloody Skull Cakes and “Sinister Cider” than the clemintine jack-o-lanterns of years past.
It is a good thing I wasn’t in charge of the main dessert, because my baking skills are not up to par with some of my other friends. I have never worked with meltable candy blocks, but learned the lesson the hard way. If you over cook it or melt it too fast you lose the consistency and it hardens. Well after the first disaster, I used Wilton candy wafers and it was a little better, but next time I will melt with the double boiler and put back over the heat when the dipping chocolate begins to cool.
Bottom line, our “Chique” Halloween treats still tasted great, but they looked a little drippy. Perfection is overrated, right? Well, luckily it didn’t stop the kids from devouring them.
4 bags white meltable candy wafers
1/4 bag of thin pretzel sticks
3/4 bag of mini marshmallows
Lay out all the ingredients and let the kids construct the bones. Press marshmallows on to pretzel ends so flat side is parallel to the pretzel. Melt the candy in the microwave, stove top or better yet, in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water! Dip each bone into the melted candy to coat it and then lift out with a fork. Let excess chocolate drip into the bowl. Place each treat on a sheet of wax paper to harden at room temperature. Once they are set you can store in the fridge if not serving immediately. Good luck and let me know if you give it a shot!